Chris Smalling

Smalling: We need to come out fighting

Chris Smalling looks ahead to Manchester United's Premier League meeting with Tottenham Hotspur tonight (Monday) and insists the players are focused on picking up three points after the disappointment at Brighton…

WE'RE READY TO RESPOND
“We have to regroup and we’ve had a good amount of days on the training pitch. It’s about putting that hard work in, then standing up and showing some character come Monday night. We need to come out fighting.” 

WE'VE HAD TIME TO PREPARE
“To be honest, I’d rather have had the game on Saturday because you just want to bounce back after a defeat. It’s a long weekend but, at the same time, we've had a long time to prepare for the game and we’ve tried to take advantage of those days.” 

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IT'S AN IMPORTANT GAME
“This is a good game for us to have. When you lose a game, the next one is more important than ever. The fact that it’s a big game at Old Trafford, that’s when the big players rise to the occasion. We’re determined to be ready.” 

UNITED V SPURS GAMES ARE ALWAYS TIGHT AFFAIRS 
“I think both clubs have good players - the way we both play and the fact we each have players who can win games. Both teams can defend well too, so I think that’s why the games have tended to be close over the last few years.” 

WE'RE FOCUSED ON WINNING
“I think it’s about going into the game knowing your tactics and having all the players playing to the level we know we can. It’s about us stepping up and giving back to our fans for all the great support they give us.” 

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